Wilderness First Responder: How to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Emergencies in the Backcountry

Wilderness First Responder: How to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Emergencies in the Backcountry

By (author): Buck Tilton
The cutting edge in medical training for wilderness rescue and self care
Wilderness First Responder is a comprehensive text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of backcountry emergencies. It’s essential reading for wilderness educators, trip leaders, guides, search and rescue groups, and anyone who works or plays far from definitive medical care.
This invaluable resource includes expert, step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and “Signs and Symptoms” sidebars designed to help anyone provide immediate care in the wilderness?whenever they are more than an hour away from an ambulance or a hospital. It shows how to conduct a patient assessment, improvise when ideal materials are not handy, and decide whether or not to evacuate a patient. Readers will learn how to assess and treat:
Airway obstructions
Cardiac arrest
External and internal bleeding
Shock
Spine injuries
Head injuries
Chest injuries
Abdominal injuries
Fractures and dislocations
Athletic injuries
Soft-tissue injuries
Cold- or heat-induced injuries
Altitude sickness
Insect bites & stings
Diabetic emergencies
Poisoning emergencies
Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
And much, much more

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